On Saturday, an EFF supporter died after falling during the party’s 10th birthday celebration rally at the FNB Stadium in Soweto.
The man was dancing when he fell, according to Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo.
He said: “Police have opened an inquest docket for investigation after a man allegedly fell from level five to level two and died at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in the evening of Saturday.”
Masondo went on to say that police have received statements from witnesses who were with the deceased at the time of his death.
The EFF’s national spokesman, Sinawo Tambo, declined to comment.
“Please speak to the South African Police Service for inquiries regarding any incidences,” he said.
SurgeZirc SA reported on Saturday that approximately 100 000 EFF supporters had gathered at the stadium to celebrate and listen EFF leader Julius Malema’s speech.